A Christmas legislative preview from Sen. Becker The Christmas tree in the Capitol rotunda came from the Vail Tree Farm outside of Rainier. Ready for the 2017 Legislative Session With the cold weather and snow we’ve had lately you can certainly tell it’s the holiday season, which means the 2017 Legislative Session is right around the corner.... Read More...
Becker takes helm as Senate majority caucus chair Today Sen. Randi Becker was unanimously elected caucus chair by members of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus. The two-year term will run through 2018. “Serving my caucus in this position is truly an honor,” said Becker, R-Eatonville. “I’m flattered that my colleagues have entrusted me with this leadership role.” Caucus... Read More...
Sen. Randi Becker’s Legislative Update – Sine Die Edition It took a frustrating additional 20 days for the Democrats in the House of Representatives to abandon their pursuit of new taxes and agree to an operating-budget update that was restrained in its spending, contained no new taxes and balanced over four years, as state law requires. Read more about the budget... Read More...
Governor signs Becker’s plan to boost telemedicine innovation Sen. Randi Becker joined Gov. Jay Inslee today as he endorsed her measure to expand the allowed reimbursement for medical providers who deliver their services through interactive technologies. Senate Bill 6519, which won sweeping legislative approval, would also establish a telemedicine collaborative. “Patients across our state are enjoying increased access... Read More...
Sen. Randi Becker’s Capitol Bulletin – Here we go again This year’s regular legislative session ended on schedule this past Thursday. Unfortunately, because our work was not finished by the end of the day, Governor Inslee called the Legislature into a 30-day “special” session, which began immediately. I am frustrated but not surprised. Read more about our latest budget offer and the governor’s... Read More...
Graham sisters serve as pages for Sen. Becker Ava and Madison Meier, home-schooled students from Graham, spent a week working as pages for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Ava and Madison were two of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the ninth week of the 2016 legislative session. They were sponsored by... Read More...
IN THE NEWS: Hold government accountable to the people By Senator Randi Becker As the chairwoman of the state Senate Health Care Committee and a member of the budget committee (Ways and Means), I’m in a unique position. In both roles, I get to hear regularly from state agencies – their leadership and staff. Sometimes they come before one... Read More...
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